senate Bill S2638

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates a sustainable development task force to study the feasibility of adopting a regulatory system to achieve goal of sustainable development

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Infrastructure And Capital Investment Committee

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to infrastructure and capital investment
Feb 01, 2013 committee discharged and committed to infrastructure and capital investment
Jan 23, 2013 referred to finance


S2638 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Infrastructure And Capital Investment
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4293, A2320
2011-2012: S1100, A5362
2015-2016: S1586, A5793
2017-2018: S3642
2019-2020: S4554
2021-2022: S5002
2023-2024: S6197

S2638 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a fifteen member sustainable development task force to study the feasibility of adopting a goal oriented and performance based regulatory system to achieve the goal of sustainable development in the state; sets forth certain goals and makes provision for organization of the task force.

S2638 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2638 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013

Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER, ADAMS, PERKINS, SAMPSON -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on

AN ACT creating a sustainable development task force to study the feasi-
  bility  of  adopting  goal  oriented  and performance based regulatory
  systems to achieve a goal of sustainable development for the state  of
  New York


  Section 1. As used in this act, the term:
  (1) "Benchmarks" means interim indicators that measure the progress in
achieving measurable objectives and long term measurable goals.
  (2) "Long term measurable goals" means the attainment of the condition
for a parameter that is necessary  to  achieve  sustainable  development
within 25 years.
  (3)  "Measurable objectives" means measurable achievements at specific
points in time, typically in two- to five-year segments  that  over  the
duration achieve long term measurable goals.
  (4)  "Sustainable development" means managing the use, development and
protection of natural and physical resources in a way,  or  at  a  rate,
that enables people to meet their current needs without compromising the
ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
  S 2. The legislature finds and declares that:
  (1)  In  order to establish a policy of sustainable development neces-
sary for economic competitiveness in the twenty-first century, the state
must achieve the following intermediate value goals:
  (a) A competitive and balanced economy;
  (b) A healthy environment;
  (c) A continuing resource base; and
  (d) Communities that provide a good quality of life, for both  current
and future generations of New Yorkers.
  (2)  Although  New  York state has made progress towards the goals set
forth in subdivision one of this section, it lacks an integrated strate-
gy for achieving these goals concurrently.  It  also  lacks  established


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